10 Things I Love About This Room July 27, 2011

1. First of all, I love how balanced the room is, starting with the fireplace, flanked on both sides with beautiful “twin” bookcases. Even the miniature pictures on the shelves are similarly placed on the shelves on both sides.
2. Feng Shui Experts place mirrors in a room, to reflect both positive and negative energy. I also understand that they serve to make us aware that our thoughts are reflected back to us. I’m not a Fung Shui expert, by any means, but find it interesting. Besides all that, the mirrors are again matching, placed in the center of each bookcase.
3. Taking your eyes up to the ceiling, you’ll find that the proportions of the coves ceiling correspond exactly to the proportions of the bookcases and fireplace. On top of it all, I simply
l-o-v-e coved ceilings!
4. In the center of the coved ceiling is the simply elegant chandelier. A perfect example of how less is more!
5. The contrasting ceiling paint color is a perfect match to the caramel colored area rug.
6. I might be mistaken, but I believe the flooring material is hardwood floor tile. It’s one of those finish choices that can be used on both your floors and/or walls, and is available in a number of shapes and wood tones. It’s perfect for folks with an orchard of money trees growing nearby!
7. The zig-zag fabric on the settee is a perfect “wow” for the room. I love the fabric choice. It’s the one bold surprise in an otherwise traditional space.
8. The cream colored walls, stone fireplace and draperies speak of quiet elegance. Very soothing.
9. The room has great natural light, which is always a bonus.
10. The furniture pieces are the perfect scale for this room, which isn’t terribly big. The open settee adds to the airiness of the room and the accent chairs are smaller scale but comfortable.

What would I change, if I could with my magic wand?

Well, I’d add one larger or two smaller scale lamps behind the settee and a floor lamp with a metallic shade probably in the far right corner, to provide reading light.

And, while I understand the purpose of the ottoman under the taller coffee table, it just looks strange to me. I would delete the wooden table and add a gorgeous tray to sit on top of the ottoman, to hold drinks, a snack, good books, or all three!

What do you like? Is there anything you’d change?

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  1. Stacy on July 30, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    I love this room, too. I totally agree with you about the lamps, but I really like the coffee table over the ottoman…I think it looks really unique. That’s one thing I love about decorating….ten different people would come up with ten differen designs, spammed yet they might all be fabulous!

    • Barbara Bussey on July 31, 2011 at 7:00 am

      You’re right! If you and the homeowner love it, that’s all that matters. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Stacy on July 30, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Oooooh, spellcheck made “and” into “spammed”… Sorry

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